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Leica Midland Canada IIIF RD/ST Outfit w/50mm f1.5 Rare

Leica

  • $4,500.00
  • $4,500.00 Save $495

SKU: 21788
Barcode: 1783-1


This extremely rare Leica Midland Canada IIIF Red Dial/Selft Timer rangefinder camera outfit is in near mint condition cosmetically, mechanically and optically. Camera body serial #684738. Lens serial #1246561. This is an extremely rare Midland Canada IIIF matching outfit. Of the 80,300+ IIIF bodies made only about 5300 were made in Midland Canada. Of those 5300 examples only a rare select few were actually stamped 'Leica Ernst Leitz Canada Limited Midland Ontario' on the top plate. Exact production numbers are unknown but it is estimated that only a handful of examples are known to exist. What's more is this is a complete matching outfit with it's original Leica Summarit 50mm f1.5 Midland lens too. Purchased together. A one owner example. I just sold another one of these rare outfits on eBay for nearly $7000 USD (eBay #262157383861) in similar condition. In phenomenal condition overall.

Details
  • Made in 1954
  • Rare Midland camera/lens outfit
  • Marked 'Leica Ernst Leitz Canada Limited Midland Ontario' on top plate
  • Cat No. LOOIT

Auction Includes
  • 50mm f1.5 lens
  • Front lens cap
  • Leica Summarit yellow filter

Cosmetics 9/10
  • No dings, dents or major marks
  • Minor bright marks on lens barrel
  • Minor bright marks on top/bottom plate
  • Leatherette is all intact
  • Lugs are clean

Mechanics Working Well
  • Shutter speeds are accurate
  • All lens functions are working normally
  • Lens focusing is smooth
  • Aperture clicks are crisp

Optics Clean & Clear
  • Viewfinder/rangefinder are bright and clean
  • No fog, fungus, separation or scratches in the lens
  • Minor cleaning marks on rear element